The Trump Effect visits Galveston Texas. I got a Facebook message that said a kid took a picture of a black man that was being pulled by an officer on a horse with a leash.
It does not matter if the black man in the photograph is a criminal — he was a trespasser. The depiction of his interface with police officers is unforgivable and deserving of much more than a simple reprimand. These officers should be fired.
I called the Galveston Police Department and after awaiting a callback for some time, they sent me a press release. Among some of the gibberish they sent me in the press release, they claim the rope was not a leash. Of course, it was a rope connected to his handcuffs — effectively a leash. Even the terrorist who killed 22 people in El Paso was escorted to the police car humanely.